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Heuchera x villosa 'Chocolate Ruffles'/Coral Bells, Chocolate Ruffles Heuchera

Heuchera x villosa 'Chocolate Ruffles' / Heuchera x villosa 'Chocolate Ruffles'
A coral bell with unusually dark purple, nearly black, foliage
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A coral bell with unusually dark purple, nearly black, foliage

Darkest leaves of any of the heucheras

Foliage a stunning rich purple that becomes deeper in summer sun

Foliage is compact and nicely arranged with underside being a deep pinkish-purple

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Scientific Name: Heuchera x villosa 'Chocolate Ruffles'
Common Name: Coral Bells, Chocolate Ruffles Heuchera
Plant Type:
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Heucheras are grown primarily for their interesting foliage although panicles of white flowers are produced in late spring and early summer. This cultivar produces unusually dark foliage--chocolate brown color on the top and burgundy color below. Most heucheras do best in cooler climates and cannot tolerate the hot, humid conditions of the Coastal South, especially if grown in full sunlight. Provide partial shade and a porous soil that contains a generous amount of humus. This plant is well adapted for the woodland garden and as an enrichment plant in detail designs where the foliage can be viewed up close.